Mail collection box reported stolen in Phoenix - New York News

Mail collection box reported stolen in Phoenix

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PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information about the theft of a mail collection box in Phoenix.

Authorities say the blue collection box located near 35th Avenue and Earll Drive was stolen Friday night or early Saturday.

The Postal Service will install a replacement collection box at the location.

Postal inspectors are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft.

Authorities say mail theft carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison.

Customers depositing mail after the last known collection time should call the Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455 and file a mail theft complaint.

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